|Birth: ||Jul. 31, 1925|
|Death: ||May 9, 2011|
San Diego County
BURNS, DONALD SNOW July 31, 1925 to May 9, 2011 Don Burns, a man who experienced years of exciting adventures, is off on the greatest adventure of all. He was blessed with 85 wonderful years and was looking forward to heaven. His last days were filled with love and laughter. He slipped into the arms of Jesus May 9, 2011. He is survived by his wife, six daughters, one son, one stepson, 13 grandchildren and 11 great- grandchildren. Born in Brookline, MA, Don graduated from Phillips Academy, Andover, MA. He served in the Navy during World War II. Don was a Senior Executive and Board member of Ekco Products, Los Angeles and Chicago, President and Chairman of Prestige Automotive Group (Porsche, Audi, Volkswagen, Datsun) Garden Grove, CA, Sail Chevrolet Laguna Beach, CA, Founding Chairman Newport National Bank and Newport Harbour Bank, Newport Beach, CA, Oceania Helicopter Service Newport Beach, CA, and Ocean Air, Puerto Rico, Chairman Prestige Holdings LTD. Owner of California Sun Soccer Team Orange County CA, owner of Lawrence Winery San Luis Obispo CA Director of five NYSE Companies and one American Stock Exchange company. On the Board of California State University, Orme School of Arizona and Rancho Santiago College Foundation Santa Ana CA. Founding member and Past President Orange County Sheriff's Advisory Council, President and Chairman of the Donegan Burns Foundation. Retired from his successful career as a business executive Don remained active as an investor, philanthropist and entrepreneur. He was known for his generosity to charitable organizations particularly ones who benefited children and animals. Avocations included flying, skiing, auto racing, yachting, fishing, hunting and scuba diving. Among his many lifetime adventures Don piloted his King Air B-100 around the world and skippered his yacht Resolute from Alaska across the North Atlantic through the Mediterranean to the Black Sea. In lieu of flowers it is requested that donations be made to the ABC Foundation whose mission is to keep kids out of gangs and drugs. Send to ABC Foundation % Dr. Robert Murad, 6651 Fisk Ave., San Diego CA 92122.
Published in San Diego Union-Tribune on May 22, 2011
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